La Haggada, Ou Ce´re´monies Des Deux Premie`res Soire´es De Pa^que, A` L'Usage Des Israe´lites Des Rites Allemand Et Portugais [L'SUAGE DES ISRAELITES DES RITES ALLEMAND ET PORTUGAIS]
Paris; L. Blum, 1865. Item #39647
Period boards.16mo. 148,  pages. 16 cm. 1st edition . In Hebrew and French. Rebound in later brown cloth with fine decorative gilt lettering on cover and on backstrip. Last 4 pages contain sheet music. Title translates as: “Haggadah, or Ceremonies for the First Two Nights of Passover, according to the Rites of the German and Portuguese Israelites. ” Written by L. Blum, revised and corrected by Lazare Wogue (1817–1897) : a “French rabbi, scholar, and journalist, born in Fontainebleau, was ordained in 1843 at the École Centrale Rabbinique in Metz. In 1851 he began to teach German and theology there (in 1859 it became the Séminaire Israélite de France and was transferred to Paris) , retaining his two chairs until his retirement in 1894. From 1868 Wogue was also director of the talmud torah of the Séminaire Israélite. The most important of his many scholarly works is a translation of the Pentateuch with commentaries (1860–69) , which is the one used in the Bible du Rabbinat edited by Z. Kahn. Among his other publications are Le Rabbinat Français au XIXe siècle (1843) , Le Guide du Croyant Israélite (1857, 18982) , Histoire de la Bible et de l'Exégèse biblique jusqu'à nos jours (1881) , a French translation (1882) of the first two volumes of Geschichte der Juden by H. Graetz, Esquisse d'une théologie juive (1887) , and La Prédication Israélite en France (1890) . He also translated various Hebrew works. Among the manuscripts he left is a tract on theology. A prolific writer, Wogue wrote many articles which were published in such Jewish periodicals as La Paix and l'Union Israélite. He was editor in chief of l'Univers Israélite during 1879–95.” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) . Yudlov 1263; Yaari 936. Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Biblio Natl France, Staatsbiblio Berlin, JTSA) . Spine rebacked, lacks bank endpapers. Good + condition. (HAG-9-7).